Lots of Luv'

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Lots Of Luv'
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Studio album by Luv'
Released 1979
2006 (Remastered, as part of the Completely In Luv' box set)
Recorded 1979
Genre Pop, Disco
Length 40:47
Label Philips Records/Phonogram (original release)
Universal Music Netherlands
Producer Hans van Hemert
Luv' chronology
With Luv'
(1978)With Luv'1978
Lots Of Luv'
(1979)
True Luv'
(1979)True Luv'1979

Lots Of Luv' is the second album by Dutch girl group Luv', released in May 1979 by Philips Records/Phonogram. It features the hit singles Casanova (a Top 10 song in a large part of Continental Europe) and Eeny Meeny Miny Moe, which maintained Luv's position as the best Dutch export act of 1979.[1][2] In 2006, this LP was reissued in digitally remastered form by Universal Music Netherlands as part of the Completely In Luv' box set and featured the popular chart topper Trojan Horse.

Background[edit]

In the second half of 1978, Luv' reached fame in a large part of Europe and South Africa thanks to the success of smash hits like You're the Greatest Lover, Trojan Horse and the With Luv' album. The release party of the second LP (entitled Lots Of Luv') took place at the Lido Club in Amsterdam in May 1979.[3] Two songs from this opus were released as singles: Casanova and Eeny Meeny Miny Moe (inspired by Boney M.s Rasputin).
After the release of With Luv', the producers and songwriters Hans van Hemert and Piet Souer (under the pseudonym Janschen & Janschens) teamed up once again to supervise the recording and the production of Lots Of Luv', influenced by Pop music, Disco and Latin American music sounds.

Track listing[edit]

Side A:

  1. "Casanova" (Janschen & Janschens) - 3:48
  2. "Eeny Meeny Miny Moe" (Janschen & Janschens) - 2:46
  3. "DJ" (Janschen & Janschens) - 3:20
  4. "Shoes Off (Boots On)" (Janschen & Janschens) - 3:07
  5. "Marcellino" (Janschen & Janschens) - 3:14
  6. "Dandy" (Janschen & Janschens) - 2:46

Side B:

  1. "The Night Of Love" (Janschen & Janschens) - 3:32
  2. "Money, Honey" (Janschen & Janschens) - 3:16
  3. "I.M.U.R" (Janschen & Janschens) - 3:35
  4. "I Like Sugar Candy Kisses" (Janschen & Janschens) - 3:34
  5. "If You Love Me" (Janschen & Janschens) - 2:34
  6. "Saint Tropez" (Janschen & Janschens) - 3:04

2006 bonus tracks[edit]

Lots Of Luv' was remastered and reissued in 2006 as part of the Completely In Luv' box set with the same track listing and four bonus tracks:

  1. "Trojan Horse" (Janschen & Janschens) – 3:24
  2. "Casanova" (Alfred Garrido, Janschen & Janschens) – 3:49
    • Spanish version
  3. "Luv' Hitpack" (Janschen & Janschens) – 5:29
    • Long version:Casanova/Life Is On My Side/U.O.Me/Casanova/You're The Greatest Lover/Life Is On My Side/Trojan Horse/Everybody's Shakin' Hands On Broadway/Casanova
  4. "All You Need Is Luv' Jingle" (Janschen & Janschens) – 0:12

Personnel[edit]

Luv'

Additional personnel

  • Ernö Olah & Metropole Orkest - strings

Production[edit]

Design[edit]

  • Photography: Claude Vanheye
  • Design: Jan H. van Uden
  • Art Direction: Clouds Studio

Singles[edit]

# Singles Date
1. "Casanova" April 1979
2. "Eeny Meeny Miny Moe" August 1979

Charts[edit]

Because Luv's public was composed by a majority of teenagers at the time of the release of Lots Of Luv', the group's singles sales and their chart performance were more significant than the albums ones. In the late 1970s, the 45 PM vinyl records were popular formats among the young public whereas the full-length LPs attracted more adult listeners. This situation explains why Luv' achieved a greater success on the singles charts than on the album lists.
Lots Of Luv' reached the platinum status in the Netherlands.

Country Album charts Peak position Certification (if any) Sales/shipments
Netherlands LP Top 50 7 Platinum[4] 100,000+
Netherlands Nationale Hitparade LP Top 50 4[5] Platinum[6] 100,000+
Germany Media Control Charts 39 - -
Austria Alben Top 25 13[7] - -
Denmark BT Hitliste 17 (Year-end charts) - -

References[edit]

  1. ^ List of the Conamus Export Prize winners Archived September 28, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.; Conamus (currently: Buma Cultuur) is an organisation which promotes Dutch music artists abroad. Every year, since 1972, this foundation has presented an Export Prize to reward the best selling Export acts from the Netherlands.
  2. ^ List of the winners of Dutch pop music awards presented by Buma Cultuur in 1979
  3. ^ Article published in Leidsch Dagblad on May 16 1979 Accessed: April 24, 2011
  4. ^ Dutch recording association:NVPI Accessed: July 10, 2011
  5. ^ Peak position on the Nationale Hitparade LP Top 50 Accessed: July 10, 2011
  6. ^ Dutch recording association:NVPI
  7. ^ Peak position on the Alben Top 25 Accessed: July 10, 2011

External links[edit]

  • Page about Lots Of Luv' from the website Fonos.nl about the Dutch Pop Music Archives [1]
  • Review of Luv' records (including Lots Of Luv') on Bubblegum University website [2]